Consulate-General of Japan in Houston



July 27, 2012

2012 JET Pre-Departure Orientation & Reception

2012 JET Pre-Departure Orientation & Reception

41 new members of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program were recognized at a reception in their honor following an orientation meeting Friday, July 27, 2012, a day before departing for new teaching jobs and experiences in the towns and cities across the nation of Japan.

At the reception, Consul-General of Japan in Houston Jota Yamamoto welcomed the departing JETs, alumni, and program supporters, offering words of encouragement along with a toast to the departing JETs. (link to the text)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is aimed at grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations, placing foreign university graduates in schools and local government offices all over Japan. Now beginning its 26th year, the JET Program has an alumni network of more than 26,000 members in the United States. Beyond the program, JET alumni continue to contribute to the promotion of cultural exchange between the U.S. and Japan.

Alumni in the states of Texas and Oklahoma are organized as the Texoma JET Alumni Association. If you are a JET alumnus in the region, please get involved through the Texoma JETAA website.

For information on the JET Program, please visit the official website at the United States Embassy of Japan ( Applications and deadlines for the 2013 JET Program have not yet been announced. There are many resources on the official page for potential applicants to begin planning application this fall. Please check the local Consulate websites for more information on the next recruiting season which will begin in September of 2012. For those in the states of Texas and Oklahoma who wish to receive more information, please contact Ryan Pauley, JET Program Coordinator: or call (713) 652-2977 x 2114

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